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Six Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Here's a non-health related article, and short video...that frankly I can't get out of my mind...
so I thought I'd share...

CAVEAT (you kow I usually have one or two)
This is NOT for the faint of heart!

Muahaha!

www.npr.org/blogs/krulwi
ch/2012/02/24/147367644/si
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  • v MARTHROID
    Watched the video…might gag. emoticon However, I don't like animals of any kind dying out…unless they are the kind that eat your face off. So, good for them! My kids collect bugs and watch them in a clear box with vegetation. I make them free them at night (probably half of their buggy lives are over…oh well). They are fascinating sometimes to watch.
    1632 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    My hubby is an amateur entomologist. He dad was a bug expert. Some of them are really beautiful. Some hideous. But they are interesting to watch. Not fond of the stinky ones though.
    1634 days ago
  • v MZZCHIEF
    I used to have an insect collection when I was a child.
    My father got me started, he had butterflies and other cool bugs on pins on cotton batting, under glass in square black cases. He showed me how to make a killing jar with ammonia and cotton. I hated watching them struggle and die as the toxic fumes filled their lungs and how their active legs became a stiff tangle of black as they lay on their backs.

    After my father died, I collected but I didn't kill anything or put them on pins. I just collected insects in a jar with some vegetation, fed them, watched them until they expired or I let them go.

    One of my mom's friends knew this, so when a giant staghorn beetle "drowned" in their pool, he brought it right over.

    The size of it was intimidating, even for me. I was about 5-6 at the time and the thing was as big as my palm. But I didn't want to be ungrateful, and I sure didn't want to act afraid or grossed out... even though secretly I was

    So Mr Staghorn got put on a temporary bed of tissue in my bedroom for the time being... and I was put to bed wondering what I was going to do with that monster once morning came.

    I was awakened in the halflight before dawn by a tremendous buzzing and the sound of something hitting the walls as it flew.

    The staghorn beetle was airborne, alive and well, if a bit confused.

    After that, I only collected butterflies.
    : )
    Mzzchief
    1634 days ago
  • v JLUVSHIKIN
    Very Cool!
    The only experience I have had with walking stick insects is in the states... and they aren't nearly as big! The ones I saw were greenish/white.
    1635 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2012 10:23:36 PM
  • v 1BEACHWALKER
    emoticon Cool that they weren't extinct...but, they can stay there! emoticon
    1635 days ago
  • v SPARKLINGHOPE
    Love how the male protects the female :)
    1635 days ago
  • v AALIYANA01
    sounds like a good thing the people on the island are doing a good job. lets make sure they stay on the island though.
    1635 days ago
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  • v WVMAMA22
    Lol that's freaky hope your doing well gn
    1636 days ago
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